XP DEUS Boot Camps Announced For Branford, CT and Portage, IN

We are are pleased to announce that Andy Sabisch, well-known author, treasure hunter and veteran XP DEUS user, will be conducting two more XP Metal Detectors Americas authorized XP DEUS Boot Camp training courses.  After attending this event you will come away with a solid understanding of all the features found on the XP DEUS metal detector.

Portage, Indiana: June 13, 2015 with Instructors Andy Sabisch and Terry Stinebeck

The June Bootcamp will be held on June 13th in Portage, IN. Centrally located and easy to get to from Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and beyond, this will be an exciting session for all that attend! The training will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Portage. The in-field training and hunt will be at a nearby site with test areas, planted targets and natural finds to challenge attendees.

The Holiday Inn Express is offering a discounted rate for those that are planning on staying over the night before or the night of the Bootcamp. We will provide you with a link that lets you sign up and receive the discount online when you register for the session. If you want to make a family weekend out of the trip, Chicago is just 45 minutes away and there are a multitude of things to do with the Summer weather approaching.

Branford, Connecticut June 27, 2015 with Instructors Andy Sabisch and Todd Yerks

The next June Bootcamp will be held on June 27th in Branford, CT. In addition to Andy Sabisch and Todd Yerks, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from XP Metal Detectors Americas at this boot camp! Near the shore of Long Island Sound and centrally located between New York, Boston, Albany and New England, it will offer all types of treasure hunters the opportunity to connect and learn about the XP Deus. This will be an exciting session for all that attend! The training will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Branford. The in-field training and hunt will be at a nearby site with test areas, planted targets and natural finds to challenge attendees.

The Holiday Inn Express is offering a discounted rate for those that are planning on staying over the night before or the night of the Bootcamp. We will provide you with a link that lets you sign up and receive the discount online when you register for the session. If you want to make a family weekend out of the trip, there are numerous destinations a short drive away and there are a multitude of things to do with the Summer weather approaching.

Optimize the DEUS for You and Your Area

Unlocking all of what the DEUS is capable on your own can take time. Well, that learning curve has just been eliminated! Learn how to maximize the performance of the DEUS detector under any condition and for any application you might come across. Let Andy and the other experienced instructors show you how to get the most out of this amazing metal detector.

The Boot Camp will consist of a classroom setting followed by an infield session that will allow you to put what was covered into practice. See how slight adjustments can make a huge difference in performance. Most importantly, you will understand WHY you made the change and HOW to determine what the optimal setting is for your area and the type of targets you are searching for.  The Boot Camp Seminar agenda has been designed to be both enjoyable and informative.

The day is designed to get you both comfortable with all aspects of the DEUS and confident in its use. It is a combination of classroom instruction followed by time in the field where you will be able to put what you have learned to the test. There will be both planted targets in a test garden as well as natural targets that will test your skills and newly learned techniques. See how slight adjustments can make a big difference in terms of what you bring home!

There will be a wide assortment of targets that you can check responses on and then use them to create custom patterns for the type of metal detecting that you do. Hands-on experience is priceless in putting what you’ve learned into practice. When you get home, you will know how to put your DEUS to use and, most importantly, understand what the detector is telling you.

XP Deus Bootcamp Attendees Will Receive:

  • A Signed copy of Andy Sabisch’s book, The XP Deus Handbook – a “must-have” reference guide!
  • An XP “Goodie Bag”
  • A Travel Credit Voucher good towards the purchase of an XP DEUS
  • Direct access to Andy Sabisch and the other instructors when you have questions on your DEUS

There will be DEUS metal detectors available for use at the Boot Camp if you do not yet own one. Just be sure to let them know if you need one when you register for the Boot Camp so that a unit can be made available for you.

The In-field training session will include a competition hunt of sorts in that there will be vintage coins, relics and tokens buried throughout the site. The tokens will be redeemable for prizes. There is a special hotel room rate for those attending the Boot Camp which includes two Queen beds, free WiFi, hot breakfast, refrigerator and microwave in the room.

Keep in mind that Boot Camp tickets are limited in number. Complete details on this event are available here or you can register for the Connecticut Boot Camp at this link or the Indiana  Boot Camp at this link.

XP DEUS Metal Detector Finds Ancient Gold in Norway

XP Deus user Magnus Møklegård

XP Deus user Magnus Møklegård finds Ancient Gold in Norway.

A very lucky XP Deus user Magnus Møklegård was searching a field at Jellhaugen very near to the second largest Nordic burial mound outside the city of Halden, Norway.

Jellhaugen treasure find Norway

Jellhaugen is very near to the second largest Nordic burial mound outside the city of Halden.

He could not believe his eyes when he unearthed an ancient 1,500 year old necklace and pendant. So perfect and intricate even todays jewelers would find it hard to match the stunning beauty.

The Necklace dates back to the early Roman period (about 0 AD – 400 AD.).

1,500 year old necklace and pendant

This amazing Necklace dates back to the early Roman period (about 0 AD – 400 AD.).

This type of jewelry is known as Goldberlock after the French word “Berloque”.

In Norway Goldberlocks we found mainly in female graves.

The Necklace from Halden is very similar to the classic Gullberlokkene but this one has no lid and pellet cluster at the bottom.

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Kent Andersson, manager at the National Museum in Stockholm, believes the jewelery from Halden is possibly the first one of its type to be found.

Kent Andersson, manager at the National Museum in Stockholm, has also researched Gullberlokker in Scandinavia. He believes the jewelry from Halden is a very rare find and possibly the first one of its type to be found.

Archaeological studies show that the burial mound dates back to the Migration or early Merovingian period (426-598 AD.). The mound was probably subject to “Haugbrott” or looting approximately 2-300 years later.

The question is did the necklace and pendant come from the mound? If so it is not from “King Jell” who is buried in the mound, but possibly his wife “Queen Jell.”

XP DEUS Meteorite Find Classified by Dr. Garvie at Arizona State University

Twink Monrad Meteorite Find

Twink Monrad joined some meteorite hunting friends at the Franconia, Arizona strewn meteorite field where she made this impressive find. Photo courtesy of Don Morin.

meteorite by twin monad

New types of meteorites found in this area are now being given numbers in the Yucca Dense Collection Area.

In December of 2013 Twink Monrad and metal detecting partner Don Morin joined some meteorite hunting friends at the Franconia, Arizona strewn meteorite field. She said “I had been there several times and found the “usual” Franconia stone meteorites plus the tiny metal meteorites which are commonly found in that area.”

A few other different meteorites have been classified in the general area, and any new types are now being given numbers in the Yucca Dense Collection Area.

She went on to say “this meteorite which I found on this particular trip sounded much louder on my XP DEUS (goldfield setting 10) than the usual Franconias and felt much heavier than the

twink monrad meteorite find in Arizona

Dr. Laurence Garvie from Arizona State University recently classified Twink Monrads meteorite find and named it Yucca 031.

 

meteorites classified at ASU

Twink Monrad has found the “usual” Franconia stone meteorites plus the tiny metal meteorites which are commonly found in that area.

regular Franconia stone meteorites. I also noticed that tiny green crystals were visible with a loupe or microscope on a spot where the fusion crust was missing, so I asked Dr. Laurence Garvie from Arizona State University to take a look at it.

He found time to classify it for me and it has been given the name of Yucca 031.

I hope to find many more meteorites with my XP Deus in the future.”

Editors note: Complete details on this find are documented in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database at this link. The Meteoritical Society records all known meteorites in its Meteoritical Bulletin and publishes Meteoritics and Planetary Science, a leading journal of planetary science. Members of the the organization include over 1000 scientists and enthusiasts from 52 countries who study meteorites, cosmic dust, asteroids, comets, samples returned by space missions, impact craters, and the origins of the Solar System. Congratulations to Twink Monrad on this outstanding find and accomplishment!

22,000 Roman Coins Found with XP DEUS Metal Detector!

A simple frequency change bagged Laurence 22,000 Roman coins. 

Laurence finds 22 000 roman coins with his DEUS metal detector

As Laurence started digging through the hard compacted stony ground he discovered 3 Iron ingots laying together, they were quite large 30cm long and 7cm wide. He was quite prepared to accept that they were the reason for big signal.

While detecting on a quiet field in East Devon, England, Laurence Egerton came across a very strange signal, as he passed his 9” coil over the target it sounded like large Iron.

I’m sure many of us would have possibly ignored it. He then used his favourite Deus trick and switched from 12kHz to 4kHz, and from that point his whole world changed. Switching to 4kHz to confirm a target made the signal much more confident.

22,000 Bronze Roman coins

As he dug down to just below the plough line (15”) 38cm and was greeted by 22,000 Bronze Roman coins all in fantastic condition.

As he removed the ingots he could see some bronze Roman coins stuck to the underside of the Iron, like all good detectorists he checked the hole again and the Deus gave another massive signal, this time the audio sound was perfect!

With the help of 4kHz the XP Deus had seen past the iron and led him to a find of a lifetime.

In an interview Laurence said “the field had been detected by other people in the past, who had never returned.” 

Laurence Egerton Treasure Find in East Devon, England

Laurence Egerton Finds Roman coin Treasure cache in East Devon, England. The ground was like concrete to dig and the lack of targets gave him no reason to think there was any ancient history.

He went on to say “in East Devon the soil is so bad it was very rare to find a Bronze Roman coin in good condition, so to find this large amount was truly unbelievable.”

Coins Found in Roman Treasure Cache in East Devon, England

The coins discovered in this amazing treasure cache were mainly from the Emperor Constantine and his family.

When asked what made him switch to 4kHz, Laurence said, “If I have a suspicious signal, I find switching to 4Khz one of the best way’s to tell if the target is iron or not” he commented.

This little tip went on to find one of the biggest 4th century Roman Bronze coin hoards in Europe, 76 Kilo’s in all. So, if in doubt, switch to 4kHz, you never know what you are missing !

Enter XP Metal Detectors Americas Sweepstakes for Chance to Win XP DEUS Underwater Kit

Enter your XP DEUS Real Finds story anytime between April 1, 2015 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time and June 30, 2015 for a chance to win a XP DEUS Underwater Kit.

Take The DEUS Plunge! The XP DEUS Underwater Kit Includes everything you need for shallow water metal detecting.

Submit your XP DEUS metal detector finds story for a Chance to Win XP DEUS Underwater Kit. The XP Metal Detectors Americas Sweepstakes runs from April 1, 2015 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time and ends on June 30, 2015.

When you enter your metal detecting finds story made with the DEUS metal detector, be sure to include any photos and/or videos with your submission.

Many of the stories submitted will be featured on the Real Finds section of the XP Metal Detectors Americas website. Take a read of the stories already submitted and get an idea of what the DEUS metal detector is capable of finding.

See the official rules on the Real Finds page for complete details. As you read the metal detecting finds stories, be sure to cast a vote for your favorite XP DEUS Real Finds treasure story!

About the prize:

This XP certified underwater kit includes everything you need to take your DEUS metal detector into the water. Submersible and rated to 5 Meters – 16 feet for wading, snorkeling or diving. The kit may be used with either the DEUS LCD remote or the WS-4 control pod.

Kit includes:

1) 8 Foot Aerial Antenna (waveguide)

2) Waterproof Armband Case

3) Waterproof Headphones

4) Volume Control